NPDL Purpose Statement
Aglobal movement dedicated to transforming learning by identifying new pedagogies that foster deep learning competencies and ways to measure progress.
Now is the time to challenge current assumptions so that we empower all teachers and students to flourish. Digital is changing the role of teachers to that of activators of learning who design learning experiences that build on learner strengths and needs, create new knowledge using real-life relevant problem solving and help all students identify their talents, purpose and passion.
We are joined by families, teachers, school leaders and policy makers worldwide who are seeking ways to transform pedagogies and adapt to provide the conditions that will facilitate deep learning.
Students want to take action, make a positive impact and grasp opportunities that will lead to success in life.
We invite you to join the transformation!
In 2012, thought leaders Michael Fullan, Greg Butler, Joanne Quinn and representatives from Intel, Microsoft, OECD and Promethean convened in Toronto and laid out a vision for a Global Partnership that would seek to collaboratively build knowledge and practice in new pedagogies for deep learning and support whole system transformation. Invitations to join this movement were sent out to all levels of the system from education ministries to school districts to stake holder organizations. From the first official NPDL event held in Hong Kong in November 2013, we have been joined by 7 countries, new global partners, thousands of schools and NPDL has become a global movement!
Meet the Clusters
Over 20 countries have joined the global movement, bringing with them hundreds of schools, thousands of teachers and hundreds of thousands of students from around the world. Together, the partnership is working to transform education for every learner by fostering the deep learning competencies within each individual, linking learning to real life, and utilizing the power of digital to enable students to explore their own interests, talents, and strengths.
Meet the Global Team!
Michael Fullan, OC is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers and local leaders around the world in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose best-selling books have been published in many languages. He bases his work on research and practice drawn from both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence.
From 2004-2013 Michael Fullan served as Special Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario. He received the Order of Canada in December 2012 and holds honorary doctorates from Duquesne University, Pennsylvania; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Newman University College, University of Leicester; and Nipissing University in Canada.
Joanne leads the capacity building component of the global partnership including professional learning and digital resources. She consults internationally in the field of whole system change, capacity building, leadership and professional learning.
She has led the design of strategic whole system change projects at global, national and district levels in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean and United States.
Joanne has provided leadership at all levels of the education system as; Superintendent; Principal; Implementation Advisor on education reform to the Ontario Ministry of Education; and Director of Continuing Education at the University of Toronto. Her extensive experience as a consultant, presenter, author and innovative leader combine with her passion for improving learning for all children and give her a unique perspective on influencing positive change.
Max has over 25 years’ experience as a school and system leader across Australia, in Southern China and the USA. He co-led the Australian New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Cluster between 2013 and 2016 and then spent 5 years based in Seattle. He returned to Australia in February 2021 and is based in Geelong. Max works with schools, individuals and networks to build the collective capacity of teachers, leaders and learners. Max’s post graduate certifications include a Master of Educational Leadership, several accreditations in coaching and brokering approaches, and a broad and varied skillset built on experience both within and from outside the education sector.
As a global capacity building facilitator, Mag supports schools and districts as they navigate change and implement deep learning. Formerly she was a superintendent, principal, and teacher in a range of settings in Ontario. She was also a pioneering force in Ontario‘s Student Success movement. Mag’s doctorate focused on professional collaboration and leadership. Throughout her career, she has had insatiable curiosity in the areas of equity, learning cultures, design thinking, facilitation, and coaching. Mag lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
Bailey is Program Manager for New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL), and Michael Fullan’s consulting team. As such he is involved in the design and implementation of sessions held for groups of educators across and within systems internationally, providing technical support for capacity building in both virtual and face to face settings. Bailey’s responsibility for all promotions, registrations and communications for NPDL has, over the past 3 years, had him working closely with administrators and educators in over 30 countries. Bailey is 38 years old, and is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The international nature of the work allows him to pursue his passion for travel.